December 15, 2007

Peanut Blossoms and Spritz Cookies!

It makes me just as happy today!! But also makes me miss my sister (hi Jilly).

Marilyn and I got to work early, making a double batch of peanut blossoms and a lot of spritz cookies. We made the peanut butter cookies according to the recipe, so I'll post that here:

A silver top is a Hershey's Kiss (in Philly the old timers called them Wilbur Buds) and when we put them back in the oven, we left them in for 3 minutes. They were done perfectly.

They were just as good as they look!! We filled tins with them and moved on to the spritz cookies.

1 cup soft butter
2/3 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
2 1/2 cups sifted flour (not self-rising)

We divided the dough into two halves and put food coloring in each half, so we had red and green.

We filled the cookie gun with dough and shot!

They're cute and easy to decorate. We used the tree pattern, the wreath pattern and a couple of flower patterns.

We also prepared the dough for the roll-out sugar cookies, and refrigerated it overnight to use tomorrow. We're making tassies tomorrow, too. So many cookies, so little time...and the eggs.


nunu said...

I never heard of Wilbur Buds before, so of course I looked it up. Check it out.

sarahsouth said...

love the cookie gun. unfortunately mine's 3000 miles away at my parents' house and i'm not sure it's allowed through airport security...

Arties32 said...

Maybe they can mail it to you, Sarah. It's so easy to make a lot of cookies, and they're soo cute ;)

JB said...

what is a cookie gun - can you post a pic of it?

Arties32 said...

You can go to and search cookie gun. It's a tube that you put the dough in with different patterned disks, so you can make a star, a flower, a wreath, etc. Many places carry them, I like Fantes because they have it all!

Suzanne said...

I never knew what the PB cookies with Kisses were called before. I'm not a huge dessert eater, but I LOVE those cookies. My favorite is a cookie that I know as the no-bake cookie. Milk, butter, sugar, cocoa and vanilla (and sometimes peanut butter) brought to a boil on the stove; add oats and stir; put tablespoons of the "batter" on a cookie sheet, cool and eat. Do you ever make no-bakes?

As for the cookie gun - think playdough barbershop for food!

Arties32 said...

I think there are many names for this type of cookie- maybe it's a regional thing, or maybe people call them whatever their families called them. I have heard of no bake cookies, but have never made them- they sound great. And since they are no bake ones, I can make them while I am baking other cookies and be twice as productive!!

Kathryn said...

Is your cookie spritzer, cookie gun, battery powered? I have a new one, but i haven't used it yet. Hopefully this weekend!

Arties32 said...

Hi Kathryn. No, it's not battery powered, I didn't even know about those! My mother in law brought it for our cookie making, and it's a trigger, but it's very easy to use. If you do use it, enjoy!!